Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies

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Yesterday when I got home from school Jessica told me she needed to bring in a treat for her advisory.  I was sooo happy that she asked me and not my mom. This means my baking isn’t thaaaatttt bad.

As usual it took us a decent amount of time to settle on a recipe.  We decided on “Melt-in-Your-Mouth Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies” because who wouldn’t want to try a recipe with that title? This was the first recipe I have used that calls for buttermilk and cocoa. So yay for new experiences! 

I had no clue what buttermilk even was so I thought I minus well taste it. It was disgusting.  It is so bitter and gross and I can’t believe people actually like it.  Apparently it is great for baking and I’ve had buttermilk pancakes that were amazing, so there was no doubt the buttermilk would jeopardize the result of my cookies.

Overall, I think the cookies came out amazing! They were very quick and easy and came out perfectly.  Soft, chewy, and very chocolaty!  I have learned to make them chewy and soft you have to take the cookies out when they don’t look ready.  They have to look somewhat raw and puffy in the middle because eventually they will flatten out and become soft and chewy. 

This is the perfect recipe to cure any chocolate craving.

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Here is the recipe from http://bigflavors.blogspot.com/2010/08/melt-in-your-mouth-buttermilk-chocolate.html?m=1 ….

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup cocoa powder

2 cups sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2/3 cup buttermilk

2 cups chocolate chips

 

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.

Melt the butter in a small, microwave safe bowl.

In a large bowl, combine the melted butter (still warm) with cocoa powder and whisk until very smooth. Whisk in sugar, vanilla extract and buttermilk. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until no streaks of flour remain. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop dough in 1-inch balls into prepared baking sheet, leaving about two inches between cookies to allow for spread.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set around the edges.

Cool for 2-3 minutes on a baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack with a spatula to cool completely.

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About Sweet Senioritis

I'm a senior in high school who just finished applying to college. Soccer season is over and I've seemed to have a large amount of spare time after school, which is why I started cooking. Until recently, I have not been able to boil water, and I figured I'm going to need to be able to cook for myself later in life. I've also been known to procrastinate and senior itis is really starting to kick in. I figured, why not be productive while procrastinating? So this is exactly what has brought me to take on this new hobby. My goal is to make one new item each day. I'm not sure how realistic this is, but why not set high goals, right? A little background on me. I have a younger sister in 8th grade, Jessica, who I live with in Philadelphia along with my mom, Carol, and dad, Kenn. I've grown up eating organic food and shopping at a local cooperative, Weavers Way. Because of my parents love for culinary arts and exploring different items that pop up at the grocery store, I have been exposed and accustomed to a wide variety of food. I like pretty much everything and I have very few limitations. Lately, my parents have been very busy with work and usually come home late which often leaves me to figure out dinner for Jessica and I. This usually turns into take out from the local Japanese restaurant, but $18 for my usual Kani kamakazi roll is a little insane, and lets be honest, sushi gets tiring after a while. I hope to find recipes, and maybe even create recipes, that are simple enough for the average amateur chef, but also organic and tasty. Cooking is also a way for me to simmer down. With everything else going on in my life, the stress, the schoolwork, my parents, cooking enables me to relax. So here you go, the life of a senior struggling to get through the last year of high school, while trying to balance the pressure of acceptance letters, living up to expectations, and keeping a sane even temperament. Hope you enjoy :)

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  1. I came home from work, saw another batch of cookies and said omg….again. I stole a corner piece of the cookie hoping Jeanne would not notice it. I said, ummm this is excellent. Then I took another piece of the cookie…….the heck with it…I ate three cookies and said I can blame the dog. I then asked carol, did Jeanne buy the dough? Cookie was probably the best cookies she ever, I mean ever made. I mean, the others were good, but this receive you can sell!! GO GG

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